Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Provider: International OCD Foundation
Descriptions: The mission of the Foundation is to educate the public and professional communities about OCD and related disorders; to provide assistance to individuals with OCD and related disorders, their families and friends, and to support research into the causes of, and effective treatments for, this disease.
Keywords: advocacy, consumer health, diagnosis, education, mental health, psychiatry, research
Provider: Treatment Advocacy Center
Descriptions: The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This site provides a guide to each state's laws governing the eligibility criteria that must be met for commitment for inpatient and outpatient mental illness treatment. A "Library" of free documents is also filterable by state and topic. A searchable section called "Preventable Tragedies" chronicles incidents involving individuals with neurobiological disorders.
Keywords: advocacy, consumer health, law, law enforcement, mental health, psychiatry, social services
Provider: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Descriptions: The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses, depression and bipolar disorder. The organization fosters an understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments and discover a cure. The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably.
Keywords: advocacy, consumer health, mental health
Contents: brief records, index, links, mobile access, multiple databases, tests
Access Level: Licensed, On-Site Visitor, TMC Academic User
Descriptions: Produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known English-language, commercially available . TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s). Mobile access to Tests in Print is available here. This database is combined with Mental Measurements Yearbook. The two are searched on their own via this link, and are also set to be searched by default in tandem with the CINAHL database.
Keywords: aptitude, cognition, education, intelligence assessment, mental health, psychological assessment, psychology, reviews, sociology, vocation
Provider: US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Descriptions: The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its sub-agencies pursue a mission of reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Through grants and contract awards, SAMHSA and its subagencies support programs and organizations on state, territorial, tribal, and community levels through grant and contract awards. SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics & Quality is an authoritative source of mental health and drug abuse data for the country.
Keywords: consumer health, mental health, social sciences
Descriptions: Science.gov searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including R&D results.
Keywords: astronomy, biomedical research, chemistry, environmental, mathematics, medicine, mental health, multidisciplinary, natural sciences, nutrition, physics, portal, science, technology, U.S. Government
Provider: SAMHSA's National Health Information Center
Descriptions: This is the SAMHSA bookstore site. Many publications are free except for shipping cost, and some can be downloaded free.
Keywords: federal agencies, healthcare professional, mental health, point-of-care, public health
Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This Web resource on Asian-American Health is designed as an information portal for issues affecting the health and well-being, and to increase public awareness of the health concerns of this sector of the U.S population. Provides links to an assortment of documents, websites, databases and other resources.
Keywords: acupuncture, alternative medicine, consumer health, culture, general health, herbs, mental health, public health, U.S. Government
Provider: Portland State University
Descriptions: From the website: The Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health was established in 1984 at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education, and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Center is dedicated to promoting effective community-based, culturally competent, family-centered services for families and their children who are, or may be affected by mental, emotional or behavioral disorders. This goal is accomplished through collaborative research partnerships with family members, service providers, policy makers, and other concerned persons.
Keywords: behavioral sciences, child psychiatry, child psychology, federal agencies, health services, mental health, social services, U.S. Government
Provider: American Psychiatric Association
Descriptions: This portal page from the APA provides mental health professionals with a wealth of resources on mental health care in disasters. A number of full text documents are provided here and on linked pages. Of particular value may be these pages: APA Disaster Psychiatry Resources, "a collection of various disaster psychiatry resources prepared... for use by mental health professionals and those involved with disaster preparedness" - Disaster Mental Health Resources from Other Organizations - Links to Disaster Mental Health Organizations, both US and International - and Listing of APA’s District Branch Disaster Liaisons.
Keywords: disaster, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, mental health, portal, psychiatry, PTSD, public health
Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Health
Descriptions: This website is designed as an "information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians." The website provides links to information on health topics, statistical information and health programs and services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Also includes links to tribal government websites and information on traditions and practices of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Keywords: alcoholism, alternative medicine, cancer, consumer health, culture, environmental, general health, mental health, Native American, NIH, NLM, portal, U.S. Government
Provider: National Institute on Aging/National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: "NIHSeniorHealth makes aging-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand online health information." Because this site was developed jointly by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), it differs somewhat from the information in the "Seniors Health" section of the NIH website. NIHSeniorHealth has three special features which make it especially user-friendly: a variable text size option, contrast on/off option, and an auditory version.
Keywords: aging, alternative medicine, Alzheimer, cancer, clinical trials, consumer health, drugs, general health, geriatrics, mental health, NIH, NLM
Provider: NIH National Institute of Mental Health
Descriptions: From the website: Mental disorders are common health conditions. Information about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for: * Anxiety Disorders * Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD) * Autism Spectrum Disorders (Pervasive Developmental Disorders) * Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness) * Borderline Personality Disorder * Depression * Eating Disorders * Generalized Anxiety Disorder * Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) * Panic Disorder * Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) * Schizophrenia * Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder) Getting Help: Locate Services Locate mental health services in your area, affordable healthcare, NIMH clinical trials, and listings of professionals and organizations.
Keywords: advocacy, clinical trials, consumer health, diagnosis, mental health
Provider: NIH National Institute of Mental Health
Descriptions: From the website: The NIMH mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior. This public health mandate demands that we harness powerful scientific tools to achieve better understanding, treatment, and eventually, prevention of these disabling conditions that affect millions of Americans. To fulfill its mission, the Institute: * conducts research on mental disorders and the underlying basic science of brain and behavior; * supports research on these topics at universities and hospitals around the United States; * collects, analyzes, and disseminates information on the causes, occurrence, and treatment of mental illnesses; * supports the training of more than 1,000 scientists to carry out basic and clinical research; and * communicates information to scientists, the public, the news media, and primary care and mental health professionals about mental illnesses, the brain, behavior, mental health, and opportunities and advances in research in these areas.
Keywords: clinical trials, consumer health, grants, health statistics, mental health, news, public health
Provider: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Descriptions: "The PILOTS database is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events."
Keywords: disaster, mental health, military, post-traumatic, PTSD
Descriptions: From the website: NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education. NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases.
Keywords: advocacy, consumer health, mental health
Provider: Boston University Medical Center
Descriptions: From the website: The Mental Health Information Network (MHIN) of Metro Boston is a three year NLM Information Systems Grant funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The Boston University Medical Center (BUMC), Alumni Medical Library, in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Mental Health (DMH), Metro Boston Area is providing an integrative information resource, as well as training, service, and access to consumers and staff of Metro Boston Area Centers, treatment centers, service providers, consumer advocacy groups, club houses and other affiliated organizations. MHIN is facilitating access to information on mental illness/health and physical illness/health through the development of the MHIN website which will provide a comprehensive access point for quality-filtered information and links, as well as content information and materials provided by DMH and other mental health information providers. The site will serve as a mental health information resource for consumers and staff in the Metro Boston area, as well as regionally, and nationally.
Keywords: consumer health, e-books, full text, links, mental health, portal, wellness
Provider: Mental Health American (formerly National Mental Health Association)
Descriptions: From the website: Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis.
Keywords: advocacy, healthcare policy, mental health